Sunday, August 31, 2014

Goose Creek has a Birthday coming up !

The Double Line Painters want to wish a very happy Fifth Birthday to Goose Creek Gallery in Bedford, Virginia.
They plan to celebrate on Friday, Sept. 12 from 5-9 pm.
Art, Music, Demonstrations, Food
Please plan to help them celebrate.
Happy Trails

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Painting the Wharton Garden in Bedford, Va.

Hello Friends,  We made a short trip to Bedford, Va. this morning.

We were delivering our renditions of Bedford Barns.  The Bedford Historical Society and the Bower Center are sponsoring this exhibit of the local barns before they are all gone.

Being the crafty, creative, industrious, little artists  we are, we struck out early enough to paint in the beautiful garden next to the Bower Center.
Above is Linda and she was a happy gal 'cuz she is getting faster with a brush.
Above is Mary Anne and she's always a happy gal 'cuz she gets to paint in heavenly places.

Above is Bonnie and she's a happy gal 'cuz she gets to sit in the shade today.

And above is Sue and she's a happy gal 'cuz her outfit is so pretty today.
Unfortunately I can't show you how happy Judy is today 'cuz she had a workshop to attend.
I will post about the opening of the Barn Exhibit at the Bower Center soon.
Thanks for stopping by and Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.
Happy Trails

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Plein Air at Carvins Cove

Hello Friends,  The DLP's had a great day out at Carvins Cove last Thursday.  I was out of town so did not get to join the fun this time.  Mary Anne (above) and Judy set up on the dock to paint.

While Bonnie (above) set up in the shade of the woods next to the dock.  There was much activity with people fishing from land and boats.  A steady parade of paddle boats, canoes and kayaks floated by us.  It was a warm sunny morning and it was nice to be back at the cove.
Hope to see you at the "Lynchburg Art Festival", Sat. Sept. 13th at the EC Glass High in Lynchburg and "Centerfest" in downtown Bedford, Sat. Sept. 27th.
Happy Trails

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Workshop Announcements

Hello Friends,  We Double Line Painters have a new workshop in the developing stages.  Planned for June 2015 at the Evergreen Lavender Farm, right outside of Appomattox, Va.
We will of course have more information as time goes on.
Meantime please go visit Evergreens Site by clicking HERE.
They have a couple nice workshops real soon about lavender.
And one more reminder about the painted papers workshop at the Sedalia Center this Saturday,    Aug. 23rd.
Check out our website for more information HERE.
You can still get into the workshop, right now
Thanks for stopping by and See you at the workshops.
Happy Trails

Saturday, August 9, 2014

DLP Member wins an Award !

Hello Friends,  Bonnie Mason won Second Place in the National Show on display now at the Bower Center in Bedford.  The title of her beautiful oil painting is "Mountain Majesty".

I will inject a little reminder here about the up coming workshop to be held at the Sedalia Center.
You can read more on our website HERE.
And you can get directions to Sedalia Center HERE.
We would love to see you there and guarantee you will have a great time.
Happy Trails

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Plein Air in Salem, Virginia

Hello Friends,  All of us, the DLP, met at Salem Terrace this morning to install new art. Hope you have a chance to stop by this beautiful facility and check it out.
Then four of us headed out to Green Hill Park to make a few paintings and share some ideas.
We have lots of plans and several offerings for you.

First up is a workshop at the Sedalia Center on August 23rd.  Please Click Here to read about it on the Double Line Painters website.  And Check out the Sedalia Center HERE.
Thanks for stopping in.
Happy Trails

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Painted Papers at 2nd Helpings on the Patio

Hello Friends,  We missed you yesterday at 2nd Helpings Gallery on Williamson Road, close to DT Roanoke, Va.  This workshop was about making painted papers for use in scrapbooking and mixed media collages.

It was great fun. A small crowd that got lots of individual attention and made a stack of papers to take home.  A big hit was the bubble printed papers.  Linda is demonstrating above.

Here a young lady named Tesa did a great job getting the bubbles to pile up.  And below...
This young lady named Lillie is about to print some bubbles on a a paper she had already gotten one coat of paint on.

Here is where everyone hung the papers to dry.  Paper Laundry !

Here the ladies are using make-up sponges on stencils.  They can also sub due the colors and patterns by scrubbing on more paint with the sponges.  You don't need a lot of expensive artists materials to make these painted papers.  In most cases you have the stuff needed, already laying about your home.

Above Judy is showing the Bedford guitar to a customer.  Click here to read more about the guitar.

Here is another view of the Guitar .  We used painted papers on this guitar to cover between the painted images.

Close up of some of the papers created yesterday.  We are holding another workshop on August 23rd at the Sedalia Center.  Click Here to read more about this workshop on the Double Line Painters Website.  And Click Here to visit the Sedalia Center website.
The drive alone is worth your time.  This is a beautiful area of Virginia.
We do hope you will join us on Aug. 23.
Please pass any of this information on to your friends and family that enjoy creative time.
Happy Trails